HOURS OF OPERATION

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SEASONAL DATES AND HOURS OF OPERATION

Winter Hours

November 1 - March 11

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 3:29 p.m.
Cafe: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Nature Store: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Children's Animal Center:
Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Park Closes: 5:30 p.m.
NOTE: The last car will be admitted at 3:29 p.m. and all visitors must exit the park by 5:30 p.m.

Spring/Summer/Fall Hours

March 12 - October 31

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:29 p.m.
Cafe: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Nature Store: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Children's Animal Center:
Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Park Closes: 6:30 p.m.
NOTE: The last car will be admitted at 4:29 p.m. and all visitors must exit the park by 6:30 p.m.

PRICING

Prices are subject to change without notice. 

Scenic Wildlife Drive Prices

Admission prices for the Scenic Wildlife Drive, where you drive your vehicle through our park, are listed below. Reservations are not required. NOTE: Senior admission is 10% off the Adult price listed.

Weekday

Adults:
$21.95 per person

Seniors (62+):
10% off per senior

Child (3-11):
$15.95 per person

2 and Under:
FREE per person

Weekend

Adults:
$25.95 per person

Seniors (62+):
10% off per senior

Child (3-11):
$19.95 per person

2 and Under:
FREE per person

Holiday

Adults:
$25.95 per person

Seniors (62+):
10% off per senior

Child (3-11):
$19.95 per person

2 and Under:
FREE per person

Animal Feed:

$7 (includes tax), one bag per vehicle

Camps

Day Camps: $57 per person

Overnight Camps: $87 per person

Day Badge Camps: $62 per person

Overnight Badge Camps: $94 per person

Mini Camps: $35 per person (with 1 teacher/adult free for every 12 children)

Optional: Sack lunches are $6.50+tax per person

Programs

Cheetah!: $30 per person

Discovery After Dark: $35 per person

Fight For Survival: $35 per person

Fossil Dig And Hike: $35 per person

Girl Scout Badgefest: $38 per person

Great Backyard Bird Count: $18 per person

Nature Detectives: $10 per person

Pumpkin Carving: $25 per person

Birthday Party Safari

***Only for children age 18 or younger.

Basic Party Safari Plan: Up to 8 children and 2 adults

Mini Tour: 3 hours of celebration / Cost: $255 / Extra guest: $35 per person

Full Tour: 3.75 hours of celebration / Cost: $355 / Extra guest: $50 per person

Optional Party Add-ons:

*Animal-themed goodie bags: $5 per person

*Sack lunches: $6.50 per person

*Nature Store gift certificate for birthday child: Amount of your choice

*Add a third group activity: $10 per person

Workshops

1-Day Photo Workshop: $149 per person

2-Day Photo Workshop: $450 per person

Teacher Workshops Level I, II or III: please call for schedule and pricing

Lodging

The Lodge – The Peregrine Room:

Offseason Pricing (September–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $125+tax (See note at bottom)
Friday and Saturday: $200+tax
Holidays: $200+tax

Peak Season Pricing (March–Labor Day)
Sunday to Thursday: $200+tax
Friday and Saturday: $325+tax
Holidays: $325+tax

The Lodge – The Parrot Room:

Offseason Pricing (September–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $125+tax (See note at bottom)
Friday and Saturday: $175+tax
Holidays: $175+tax

Peak Season Pricing (March–Labor Day)
Sunday to Thursday: $175+tax
Friday and Saturday: $275+tax
Holidays: $275+tax

The Lodge – The Attwater Room:

Offseason Pricing (September–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $125+tax (See note at bottom)
Friday and Saturday: $160+tax
Holidays: $160+tax

Peak Season Pricing (March–Labor Day)
Sunday to Thursday: $160+tax
Friday and Saturday: $225+tax
Holidays: $225+tax

 

The Lodge – The Egret Room:

Offseason Pricing (September–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $100+tax (See note at bottom)
Friday and Saturday: $125+tax
Holidays: $125+tax

Peak Season Pricing (March–Labor Day)
Sunday to Thursday: $125+tax
Friday and Saturday: $200+tax
Holidays: $200+tax

The Lodge – The Hummingbird Room:

Offseason Pricing (September–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $100+tax (See note at bottom)
Friday and Saturday: $125+tax
Holidays: $125+tax

Peak Season Pricing (March–Labor Day)
Sunday to Thursday: $125+tax
Friday and Saturday: $200+tax
Holidays: $200+tax

Foothills Safari Camp Cabins (same pricing for all 7):

Offseason Pricing (September–February)
Sunday to Thursday: $125+tax (See note above)
Friday and Saturday: $150+tax
Holidays: $150+tax

Peak Season Pricing – (March–Labor Day)
Sunday to Thursday: $150+tax
Friday and Saturday: $225+tax
Holidays: $225+tax

Behind-the-Scenes Morning Safari Guided Tour (including IMA visit, only for overnight guests):
$45.95 per person

Morning Safari Guided Tour (standard tour does not include IMA visit, only for overnight guests):
$30.95 per person

***Note: The offseason extends from the Tuesday after Labor Day through the last day of February. Offseason weekday lodging is only available to groups that reserve four or more rooms at The Lodge or all seven cabins at Foothills Safari Camp. Call 254.897.2960 for information, availability and pricing. Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.

Wolf Ridge Nature Camp Rentals

Cabins with heat and air conditioning
$100 per night for up to 5 people
$10 per person for additional guests
Damage deposit: $150 (See description below)

Cabins without heat and air conditioning
$85 per night for up to 5 people
$10 per person for additional guests
Damage deposit: $150 (See description below)

EcoCenter Rental
$100 for half day
$200 for full day
Damage deposit: $300 (see description below)

Activity Barn Rental
$100 for half day
$200 for full day
Damage deposit: $300 (see description below)

Damage Deposit

We require a damage deposit payable by check, which will be returned provided our facilities are not damaged. If guests cancel less than three days before their reservation date, there will be no refund offered. If guests choose to reschedule within three days of their stay, there will be a $50 rescheduling fee.

Customers paying for cabin rental by check will need to bring two checks. If paying by credit card, this fee can be waived if no damage is incurred. Damages in excess of damage deposit will be billed to the customer as applicable.

Guided Tours

Safari Tour
Price: $39.95 per person
Private Tour Fee: $100 (8-person minimum)

Behind-the-Scenes Tour:
Price: $53.95 per person
Private Tour Fee: $100 (8-person minimum)

Ride-the-Rim
Price: $35 per person

Adventure Tour
Price: $325 per person

Feed Run Tour
Price: $196 per person

Murder Mystery Dinner and Tour
Price:  $49.95 per person

Photography Tour
Price: $65 per person
Private Tour Fee: $100 (8-person minimum)

Animal Keeper Tour and Dinner
Price: $150 per person

Mother’s/Father’s Day Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour
Prices: Adult – $90 per person / Child – $55 per person

Sweetest Day/Sweetheart Safari Dinner and Tour
Price: $90 per person

Holiday Around the Rim Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour
Prices: Adult – $90 per person / Child – $45 per person

Group Tours

Groups
Price: $28.95 per person

Private Step-On Tour
Price: Admission pricing + $125 guide fee

DISCOUNTS

Admission Discounts

Please have proof of your membership to one of the participating institutions below and be ready to show it at the Admission Office at the time of purchase. Only one discount permitted per car.
*AAA (10 percent off Scenic Wildlife Drive only)
*Caldwell Zoo Members (50 percent)
*Channel 13 Members (Buy one adult admission, get one free)

*Dallas Zoo Members (50 percent)
*Military, Police or First Responder Personnel (25 percent).
*Texas Conservation Passport (State Park Pass; 25 percent)
*Member Guest (15 percent)
*United Co-op (Buy one adult admission, get one child’s admission free; one discount per car)

Stay & Play

Save your receipt and you can come back the next day – before 10:00 a.m. – and have free admission. If you are planning a visit to Fossil Rim, or just finished one, stay and play the next day!

Some restrictions apply. Paid receipt from previous day must be shown at Admission Office before 10:00 a.m. to get free admission.

Example: four paid admissions on Monday grants four free admissions on Tuesday before 10:00 a.m.

Not valid with any discount coupons. Receipt is not transferable. Good for admission only. Stay and play discount is not valid in March.

FOSSIL RIM OBSERVED HOLIDAYS

New Year’s Day – January 1, 2017 – Park Open
Martin Luther King Day – January 16, 2017 – Park Open
Presidents' Day - February 20, 2017 - Park Open
Texas Independence Day - March 2, 2017 - Park Open
Spring Break - March 4, 2017 - March 19, 2017 - Park Open
Good Friday - April 14, 2017 - Park Open
Memorial Day - May 29, 2017 - Park Open
Independence Day - July 4, 2017 - Park Open
Labor Day - September 4, 2017 - Park Open
Columbus Day - October 9, 2017 - Park Open
Veteran's Day - November 11, 2017 - Park Open
Thanksgiving Day - November 23, 2017 - Park Closed
Christmas Eve - December 24, 2017 - Park Closed
Christmas Day - December 25, 2017 - Park Closed